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Book review: 'Sunset Park' by Paul Auster
Book review: 'Sunset Park' by Paul Auster

Sunset Park A Novel Paul Auster Henry Holt: 312 pp., $25 Halfway through Paul Auster's 16th novel, "Sunset Park," a writer named Renzo Michaelson mentions to his publisher, Morris Heller, a concept he has for "an essay about the things that don't happen, the lives not lived, the wars not fought, the shadow worlds that run parallel to the world we take to be the real world, the not-said and the not-done, the not-remembered. Chancy territory, perhaps, but it could be worth exploring." The men, in their 60s, are sitting at a deli on Manhattan's Upper West Side, after the funeral of a friend's 23-year-old daughter who has hanged herself. But the...

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